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🏆 British Championship (1949)

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Dennis Morton Horne, James Macrae Aitken, Gerald Abrahams, Theodore Henry Tylor, Leonard William Barden, Stefan Fazekas, Reginald Joseph Broadbent, William Albert Fairhurst, George Alan Thomas, John Arthur Fuller, Andrew Rowland Thomas, Edward Guthlac Sergeant, Harry Golombek, Jonathan Penrose, Alan Phillips, Frank Parr, Leo Derby, David Vincent Hooper, Otto Friedman, Herbert Gibson Rhodes, Alfred William Bowen, Ronald MacKay Bruce, Joseph Stone, Harry Ivor Woolverton, Richard Hilary Newman, Oliver Penrose, Harold Israel, Reginald Walter Bonham, Douglas Eric Arnold Riley, Charles Stanley Hunter, Peter Harris

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British Championship (1949)

Played at the grammar school in Felixstowe, England, 8-19 August 1949. Rest day: Sunday 14 August. Number of games played: 16 x 11 = 176. Harry Golombek was British Champion for the 2nd time, with 8.5/11.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 01 Golombek +18 +26 +08 +15 =09 +04 -11 +05 +03 =02 =07 8½ 02 Fazekas =32 -30 +25 +28 +07 +09 =05 =11 +17 =01 +04 8 03 Horne =04 =07 -26 +32 +31 +06 +09 +16 -01 +11 +05 8 04 G A Thomas =03 +17 =21 +10 =16 -01 +14 +12 +11 =05 -02 7 05 Bowen +25 =08 +14 -09 +15 +16 =02 -01 +19 =04 -03 6½ 06 A R B Thomas +28 =32 =30 =07 =26 -03 -20 =13 +18 +16 +17 6½ 07 Tylor =31 =03 +12 =06 -02 +08 -10 +26 +09 =17 =01 6½ 08 Fuller +24 =05 -01 +17 -12 -07 =23 +30 +15 +19 =11 6½ 09 Fairhurst +27 =21 +11 +05 =01 -02 -03 +20 -07 =14 +12 6½ 10 Broadbent -26 +18 +32 -04 -20 +13 +07 -17 +28 =12 +14 6½ 11 Hooper +20 =15 -09 +23 +30 +21 +01 =02 -04 -03 =08 6½ 12 Barden -14 +24 -07 +27 +08 =26 +21 -04 +16 =10 -09 6 13 O Penrose -21 +27 -16 =19 =17 -10 +31 =06 +29 +20 =15 6 14 Hunter +12 =16 -05 +29 -21 +15 -04 =19 +23 =09 -10 5½ 15 Parr +19 =11 +29 -01 -05 -14 +28 =18 -08 +21 =13 5½ 16 Newman +22 =14 +13 =30 =04 -05 +26 -03 -12 -06 +23 5½ 17 Israel =23 -04 +20 -08 =13 +31 +18 +10 -02 =07 -06 5½ 18 J Penrose -01 -10 -27 +24 +32 +22 -17 =15 -06 +29 =20 5 19 Phillips -15 =25 =24 =13 =23 +28 +30 =14 -05 -08 =22 5 20 Stone -11 =22 -17 +25 +10 =30 +06 -09 =21 -13 =18 5 21 Aitken +13 =09 =04 =26 +14 -11 -12 =23 =20 -15 =24 5 22 Bonham -16 =20 -28 -31 +25 -18 =29 =24 +32 +30 =19 5 23 Friedman =17 -29 +31 -11 =19 +27 =08 =21 -14 +26 -16 5 24 Derby -08 -12 =19 -18 -27 +29 =32 =22 +25 +28 =21 5 25 Harris -05 =19 -02 -20 -22 +32 +27 -28 -24 +31 +26 4½ 26 Sergeant +10 -01 +03 =21 =06 =12 -16 -07 =30 -23 -25 4 27 Rhodes -09 -13 +18 -12 +24 -23 -25 -29 =31 +32 =28 4 28 Riley -06 =31 +22 -02 +29 -19 -15 +25 -10 -24 =27 4 29 Bruce =30 +23 -15 -14 -28 -24 =22 +27 -13 -18 +32 4 30 Woolverton =29 +02 =06 =16 -11 =20 -19 -08 =26 -22 =31 4 31 Russ =07 =28 -23 +22 -03 -17 -13 -32 =27 -25 =30 3 32 Abrahams =02 =06 -10 -03 -18 -25 =24 +31 -22 -27 -29 2½ ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Eileen Tranmer won the British Ladies' Championship for the 2nd time, with 11/11.

Game dates

There are 121 missing games (8 April 2022)

Round 01: Monday 8 August
Round 02: Tuesday 9 August
Round 03: Wednesday 10 August
Round 04: Thursday 11 August
Round 05: Friday 12 August
Round 06: Saturday 13 August
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Round 07: Monday 15 August
Round 08: Tuesday 16 August
Round 09: Wednesday 17 August
Round 10: Thursday 18 August
Round 11: Friday 19 August

Sources

Photo: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b6GMz8yo...
BritBase: https://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pg...
British newspapers at https://www.britishnewspaperarchive...

Previous (12-player round robin): British Championship (1948). Next: British Championship (1950)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J M Aitken vs O Penrose  1-0491949British ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
2. R Bruce vs H I Woolverton  ½-½281949British ChampionshipA10 English
3. W Fairhurst vs H G Rhodes  1-0251949British ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
4. J A Fuller vs L Derby 1-0141949British ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. A Phillips vs F Parr  0-1371949British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. W Fairhurst vs J M Aitken  ½-½361949British ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. E G Sergeant vs Golombek  0-1361949British ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. F Parr vs D V Hooper  ½-½311949British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. O Friedman vs R Bruce  0-1311949British ChampionshipE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. D V Hooper vs W Fairhurst  0-1421949British ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. R Bruce vs F Parr  0-1491949British ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. J M Aitken vs G A Thomas  ½-½241949British ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
13. W Fairhurst vs A W Bowen  ½-½551949British ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. E G Sergeant vs J M Aitken  ½-½401949British ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. F Parr vs Golombek  0-1391949British ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
16. C Hunter vs R Bruce  1-0401949British ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
17. J M Aitken vs C Hunter 1-0111949British ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
18. A W Bowen vs F Parr  1-0311949British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. R Broadbent vs J Stone  0-1521949British ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. R Bruce vs D E A Riley  0-1401949British ChampionshipA13 English
21. D V Hooper vs H I Woolverton  1-0271949British ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Golombek vs W Fairhurst  ½-½391949British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. F Parr vs C Hunter  0-1411949British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Penrose vs R Broadbent  0-1181949British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
25. L Derby vs R Bruce  1-0381949British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
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